Boletín de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras - INVEMAR
versão impressa ISSN 0122-9761
SELVARAJ, John J.; RAJASEKHARAN, Maya e GUZMAN-ALVIS, Ángela I.. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM AND REMOTE SENSING IN MARINE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND CHALLENGES FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT IN COLOMBIA. bol. invemar [online]. 2009, vol.38, n.1, pp. 105-120. ISSN 0122-9761.
Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) techniques have been used increasingly for marine fisheries development and management over the last years. However, its applications continue to be scarce in Colombia. This paper briefly reviews use of spatial tools in marine fisheries management, both retrospectively and predictively. Case studies of RS and GIS in fisheries research in Colombia and challenges for future use for management measures are discussed. In order to harness the potential of GIS and RS tools in marine fisheries research and management, priority should be given for training fisheries scientists in RS and GIS, increasing collaboration among institutions, departments, standardize data collection, and development of a common platform for data sharing.
Palavras-chave : Geographic Information System; Remote Sensing; Marine fisheries.